At Coco Pzazz we’ve developed the Tread Lightly programme that puts the environment at the heart of our business. This involves operating in a sustainable way and supporting rural cocoa farmers in Ghana – where most of our chocolate is grown. Lori Whinn explains:
“Faced with the desperate poverty in rural African villages and the environmental time bomb, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and that the changes we can make are pointless. But we can all do something. Decades ago when I was at school, I read these lines and they’ve stayed with me:”
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do”Edward Everett Hale
At Coco Pzazz Tread Lightly means 2 things:
- Putting the environment at the heart of our business. This involves reviewing all working practices to make sure that they’re as sustainable as we’re able to make them. To recognise that we’re not going to be able to do everything from Day 1 we’ve committed to making monthly donations to Welsh charity Size of Wales. Size of Wales is a unique Welsh charity with a mission to sustain an area of tropical forest twice the size of Wales.
- “Giving Back” to chocolate growing communities in West Africa. It’s humbling to realise how little things that we take for granted can have a transformative effect on the lives of chocolate growers in rural Ghana. We source sustainably produced chocolate through the Cocoa Horizons programme, but this doesn’t seem enough, and we want to do something extra to make a tangible difference.
We’re working with the Village by Village charity and have developed some rather special bars of fine Ghanaian chocolate. The packaging features the fabulous tribal Kente fabric patterns and for each one that we sell, we’ll donate 75p to Village by Village.
We’ll be featuring Tread Lightly updates on Facebook and there will be monthly Blog updates, or you can sign up for our quarterly newsletter where you’ll also find exclusive offers and discount codes.
5th June 2019
World Environment Day